Huddersfield back-rower Chris McQueen isn’t ready to hang up the boots just yet – but is weighing up options for 2023.
The 34-year-old says he feels his body could take a few more years, but hasn’t decided on his future.
McQueen made the switch to Super League with Huddersfield in 2020. He had previously featured for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Gold Coast Titans and Wests Tigers in the NRL.
The back-rower has represented Queensland in State of Origin, while also winning one cap for England in 2017.
He enters his second full season as a Giant, penning a new deal for 2022.
Chris McQueen discusses future plans
“I’ll just suck it and see. I guess the boys give me a hard time being the oldest guy on the team,” McQueen joked.
“But my body’s feeling fine. I still feel pretty good. I’ve been really lucky with injuries knock on wood. I haven’t had too many injuries in my life.
“The biggest one for me is going to be just if I want to stay here and stay away from home for another year.
“I’ve come over here by myself. No wife, no kids, so I’m here alone. So that’s just going to be the biggest thing; the mental battle, just being away from home and being away from all my friends and family.
“In terms of my body and that sort of thing, I’m feeling good enough that I could go for another couple of years.
“I’ll get through this year. I guess during this year, I’ll probably have a talk to the club and see where things are at and see how I’m feeling. We’ll figure it out.
“But for me at the moment, it’s just about playing footy and getting through this year.”